• Zambia
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Coaching for women and youth in business

Economic empowerment for women and youth is cardinal; and this can be achieved through capacity building or direct coaching. This is offered at various workshops whose aim is to equip women and youth with skills to run their own businesses effectively and profitably. Coaching can help improve the individual's performance in entrepreneurship and may involve either enhancing current skills or acquiring new skills.

General information on training (or coaching) needs for women in business

The critical training and coaching needs other than product branding, labeling, negotiation skills, sales techniques, marketing using social media, writing contracts, drafting winning business proposals, customer management alluded, following other training needs are deemed necessary based on the training provided to various women entrepreneurs by the International Labor Organization in partnership with Irish Aid for the success and growth of the business:

  • Business knowledge and training
  • How to have access to markets through participation in trade fairs and exhibitions
  • Support service
  • Confidence building
  • Identifying and taking advantage of business opportunities
  • Management of the business
  • Costing
  • Pricing
  • Importance of female entrepreneurs for creation of employment and overall contribution to the economic development of the country


  • Indo Zambia Bank Ltd

About the organization:

Indo Zambia Bank Ltd was formed by the Governments of Zambia and India out of a desire to support the economic development of the former by providing banking facilities and services.

Services provided which benefit women entrepreneurs:

  • One-on-one advisory services

Contact information

Ms. Karen Mutale Chilando
Manager Credit and Head of Corporate Credit
Plot No. 6907, Cairo Road
P O Box 35411 Lusaka
Tel: +260 211 229164 Ext 142 / +260 211 225080 / +260 211 224653
Tel/Fax: +260 211 238959

Mobile: +260 976943364
Email: izb@izb.co.zm  & chilandok@izb.co.zm  
Website: www.izb.co.zm